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Artesia Library

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About Artesia Library

About Artesia Library

Our Collections

Our Collections

Online Collections — Available 24 hours

Our Services

Our Services

Children's Services

Teen Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 6
  • Children's Computers: 4
  • Teen Computers: 4
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 6
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Early Learning Computers: 2

Our Community

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events

Friends of the Library provides the following services to support the library.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

Artesia Library is one of the pioneer outlets of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, having been established in June 1913, as the 13th branch of the newly founded system.

The library was established largely as a result of the activities of Mr. C. L. Edgerton, principal of the Artesia School and chairman of a committee which had organized the Young People’s Society of Artesia.

The first librarian, Mrs. Della M. Brooker, served voluntarily without pay the first year because County policy at that time required the local community to provide all of the services except for the books which the Library supplied. At the end of the year, the County Library assumed all expenses.

The library has had various locations; a store building, the Women’s Clubhouse, and was located from 1929 to 1937 in a building constructed for library use on a lease basis. In 1937 the library was housed in a building on Pioneer Boulevard, remaining there until completion of the new community center in Artesia Park in 1963.

In May 2000, the library was refurbished with the support of Supervisor Don Knabe, Supervisor Fourth District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The library was also the recipient of a significant bequest from the estate of Cherry Bell Anderson.

The official dedication for the Homework Center was held on December 7, 2001. A plaque in the Homework Center lists many community supporters and contributors to the project. The Woman’s Club of Artesia-Cerritos donated a glass display case to the library.

Political Representatives

Local Links

  • City of Artesia: Official web site of the City of Artesia. Includes information on city services, business licenses, jobs, council members and a brief history of the City of Artesia.
  • ABC Unified School District: Information about the school district including school profiles.

Staff Picks (All Ages)

A monthly list of noteworthy titles selected by our Collection Development Services team.

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Library Happenings Feb 2024

Library Happenings Feb 2024

Check out what's happening at LA County Library this month. Read, celebrate, learn, enjoy!

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Library Happenings Jan 2024

Library Happenings Jan 2024

Check out what's happening at LA County Library this month. Read, celebrate, learn, enjoy!

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LA County Mobile App

Introducing Our New App

Make the most of your library experience with the new LA County Library app

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Carson Library reference desk

Carson Library Open House Celebration with Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and Library Director Skye Patrick

LA County Library invites everyone to attend the Opening Celebration of Carson Library on December 21 at 1 pm. Registration Required.

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